Santolina etrusca / Etruscan Santolina / Cotton Lavender / Seeds

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Santolina etrusca / Etruscan Santolina / Cotton Lavender / Seeds

An Italian Cotton Lavender with grey-green feathery leaves and creamy white button-like flowers in midsummer.  Plants grow into a small evergreen shrub about 60cm high.  This is a very adaptable plant, good for borders, edging, dry gardens and containers.  They can be trimmed into an attractive small hedge.


Santolina prefers a sunny and well drained position, in not-too-rich soil.  Plants are drought resistant once established,and are good low maintenance plants during the summer.

 

Pack of 30 seeds.  Sow anytime, typically spring to autumn.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.


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Hardiness Hardy evergreen herb / small shrub
Flowers June/July to August
Height 40 - 60cm
Spread 25 - 50cm
Conditions  Sun and well-drained soil
Sow Sow anytime, typically spring to autumn.  Sow the seeds in moist seed compost and cover lightly with 1mm of compost.  Keep at 15-20C and seedlings start to emerge in 3-4 weeks, with stragglers appearing for several months.  Pot on and grow until the plants are ready for the garden, and place in a sunny, well drained and not too fertile spot. 
Grow These are evergreen plants and only need a light trim in the autumn after flowering. Older plants can be cut back hard in spring.  Plants can be trimmed into a low hedge.  Plants are generally free of pests and diseases.  Semi-hardwood cuttings can be taken in late summer.